12 FEBRUARY 1859, Page 13

Dr. Monk, known as a composer of good sacred music,

has received from the Dean and Chapter of York the appointment of organist and choir- master of the cathedral, with a salary of 2001. year. Dr. Camidge, who has held the office for many years, but has latterly become unable to perform its duties, receives a pension of 100/. per annum.

Madame Bosio, our great favourite for some years at the Royal Italian Opera, was soundly hissed a few evenings ago at St. Petersburg for having failed to appear on pretext of indisposition, when it turned out that she had been singing at a grand party in the house of a Princess. This was the more remarkable, as Bosio has been a pet of the Russian public, and as hissing is a sound unprecedented at the Petersburg Opera-house.